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“One of the nicest bars we have ever been to”

Cristallo Caffe Gelateria
Ranked #3 of 13 Dessert in Riva Del Garda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
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3 reviews
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“One of the nicest bars we have ever been to”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Had a short break in Riva del Garda and discovered Cristallo on the first evening. The service is excellent, the staff friendly and the drinks and food really good . The ice cream beautiful

  • Visited August 2014
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“Anyone who visits lake Garda should go to Cristallo”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

We have stayed at Riva several times now and the Cristallo is always our first stop.The ice cream is in a league of its own,with great variety and generous servings.The staff are attentive and friendly and you never feel rushed,just a wonderful place to relax and watch the world go by,can not wait to go back.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best service and great ice cream”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Wonderful place, great ice cream and fantastic service. Location on the harbor, view of the plaza are incredible

  • Visited August 2014
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The best ice cream parlour in the world!!!!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Not only is this the best ice cream parlour/gelataria in Riva del Garda but it's got to be one of the best in the world (and we've tried a lot!).

Lovely friendly staff, open from early doors for breakfast and coffee until late (11pm I think) for a Spritz or a beer or a glass of wine. And that's not mentioning the many many flavours of ice cream they have - in the usual cones or tubs to take away (probably best prices we saw in Riva, Torbole, Malchesine or Limone too) or if you're feeling indulgent, one of the amazing (and massive) sundaes. There's quite a few to choose from, many of them a mix of ice cream flavours, cream and toppings. Some are dowsed in alcohol too!!

If you're just there for a drink, the staff will bring you some complimentary snacks (common in northern Italy) and ones we enjoyed were crisps, peanuts, fresh fruit on cocktail sticks, salamis and little sandwiches. Evidently the longer you spend there, the bigger and better the snacks get!

All in all, a place worth checking out for coffee, a glass of wine or the best ice cream you'll ever have! Oh and the location is perfect right by the lake and there's lots of outdoor seats.

  • Visited August 2014
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“The best place in Riva”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

This is the best location in riva. Sit there and just let the day go by.... Enjoy the best ice cream and fantastic drinks. Order some food and simply enjoy that place!!!

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